Early Thanksgiving In Sussex County

Early Thanksgiving In Sussex County

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:25 pm

12 or 13 all together.
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Notice the ash piles?
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Had to use the crappy Polaroid through the windows. One was close to the house at one point, really hefty birds. I love watching them try to fly and crash through the branches.
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Re: Early Thanksgiving In Sussex County

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:32 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:I love watching them try to fly and crash through the branches.


We had a bunch of them around our house last year too....I didn't know they actually can fly!!

(They weren't to bad but I was cleaning up cranberry sauce & Peppridge Farm stuffing off the street for a week!) :lol:
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Re: Early Thanksgiving In Sussex County

PostBy: chemung On: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:34 pm

Cool!

Here's a pic I took the other day in the back of our place. They wouldn't let me too close to get a better photo. There was better than 100 in this flock spread out in the hay field.
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Re: Early Thanksgiving In Sussex County

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:35 pm

They can fly, sort of. It takes a while to get off the ground and they tend to crash into anything in their way, vehicles included.
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Re: Early Thanksgiving In Sussex County

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:37 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:They can fly, sort of. It takes a while to get off the ground and they tend to crash into anything in their way, vehicles included.



Kinda like Greg.....He can fly "sort of" too!! :P (just kidding Greg!) :lol: :lol: :devil:
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Re: Early Thanksgiving In Sussex County

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:45 pm

I guess this picture shows why they don't fly very well.
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Re: Early Thanksgiving In Sussex County

PostBy: gambler On: Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:10 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:They can fly, sort of. It takes a while to get off the ground and they tend to crash into anything in their way, vehicles included.


When they are shot at, I have seen them take off from the ground and go darn near vertical up over the tree tops.
Don't under estimate their flying capabilities.
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Re: Early Thanksgiving In Sussex County

PostBy: tsb On: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:13 pm

Yeah they can fly. The dog chased up a family of about 8 chicks and mom. Mom ran and the chicks took off like little bottle rockets. Ended up in tress and bushes. Dog didn't know what the hell was going on.

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